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A stunning modular rose with not a twist fold to be found.
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by Mahyar Hossien Khani
An ingenious combination of two origami forms.
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This hummingbird starts with a stretched bird base and offers many sculptural possibilities.
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How folders in Birmingham England found success at meeting online with a little help from OrigamiUSA.
A masked smiley face ... a sign of our times!
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By Shriram Patki
This design of an elephant in motion represents the animal’s massiveness and power.
by Miyuki Kawamura
The conical modules of this kusudama come together to form color-change stars. The model works with 12 or 30 pieces.
by Christiane Bettens (Mélisande)
A tato — created to honor healthcare workers — that can be transformed into a twist box with a few additional folds.
Another house and heart design. This one can double as a corner bookmark.
by Rochelle Mazze
The story of a Minnesota nonprofit that uses origami and other arts and crafts to to engage and delight children.
An easy-to-fold and fun-to-spin top based on the traditional Fortune Teller.
A heart and home model that’s more challenging than most, accompanied by an instructional video.
Another heart with a house inside. This version even has a chimney.
An attractive box that makes good use of both sides of the paper and is easy to fold.
An elegant pomegranate that starts life as a triangle.
A box with a raised square — or a heart — on top. It was inspired by Thoki Yenn's Crossed Box Pleat.
Another lovely variation on the heart and home theme, this time by Reza Sarvi from Iran.
Nothing is known about the construction of the Great Sphinx of Giza, but you can construct your own sphinx out of paper, thanks to Anita Barbour.
A cheerful rodent that seems to have been caught mid-jump.
This flipper alternates between a man and a fish in two color combinations. Sy provides us with a story, but you can invent your own.